Ink By The Barrel

“Never argue with someone who buys ink by the barrel.”

That’s old advice about not picking a fight with a newspaper publisher. Those days are over now that everyone is their own Citizen Kane with global communication tools in their back pocket.

Ink still exists, but it’s barely used to distribute news.

In Jersey City, Gary Lichtenstein gets his liquid supplies delivered in plastic “barrels” that look like pickle buckets.

The giant silkscreen press in his studio has a voracious appetite for those liquids.

There won’t be any argument when I tell you he puts it all to good use.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.